Janša says vaccination of all adults under 50 to start on Monday

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša announced on Twitter on Thursday that all adults under 50 will start to get vaccinated on Monday. “We will have enough vaccine for everyone by summer. Let’s be responsible to ourselves and others, get vaccinated and hold out for a few more weeks. It is time for a normal summer,” he wrote.

Jelko Kacin, the national vaccination logistics coordinator, announced on Wednesday that Slovenia has at least 450,000 doses of four types of vaccines against Covid-19 available for the month of May, which will speed up the vaccination process.

At the same time, Kacin announced additional quantities of vaccines and urged everyone to make the decision to get vaccinated.

He also explained that a new application is to be presented by Health Minister Janez Poklukar at today’s press conference. The app will enable people to sign up to get inoculated and make it easier to monitor the progress of vaccination across the country.

In accordance with the current national vaccination strategy, people in the 50-59 age group, chronic patients and critical infrastructure workers are being vaccinated.

On Wednesday, Kacin did not have information on how many people were still waiting, but he did report that 16.3% of the 50-54 age group and 23.3% of people in the 55-59 age group had already been vaccinated. In total, 70 000 people in the 50-59 age group have received the vaccine.

According to the National Institute of Public Health, a total of 449,477 people have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.